It’s no sin

Rhetoric is, broadly put, the art of persuasion. Whether we’re aware of it or not, we’re all persuaded by rhetorical tactics and use them ourselves to persuade others. Some people find this notion unconscionable, as if there is some cognitive… Read More ›

Thoughtlets .xv.

Some believe that politically powerful people are actually shape-shifting reptilian aliens bent on dominating humans, a.k.a. Lizard People. Before you mock these believers, check your own metaphysical commitments. You might find some cause for humility.

Hobbes’ Humility Check

Lately I’ve been troubled by laughing-at-stupid-people infotainment, especially in partisan news media, and on both sides of the political spectrum. I’d like to watch a broadcast that doesn’t devolve into some version of nanny-nanny-poo-poo-you-have-stinky-pants. That the anchor wears a suit and… Read More ›